Common Name: Maracuja Bravo
Close-up of a flower, with a ripening fruit in the background
Photograph by: Hans B.
Maracuja bravo is a climbing plant with a perennial rootstock. It produces annual to perennial stems that scramble over the ground or clamber into other plants for support, attaching themselves by means of tendrils[
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local consumption, though they are not widely appreciated[
Southern S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia.
Edges of gallery forests and scrubland.
A plant of mainly subtropical areas, found at higher elevations in the tropics.
Succeeds in a wide range of soils, so long as they are well-drained[
]. Passiflora species tend to flower and fruit more freely when grown in soils of only moderate fertility[
Fruit - raw[
]. A juicy, sweet-flavoured pulp[
]. The fruits are up to 6cm long and 5cm wide[
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